Health & Wellness Features
Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine....
USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika
The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil....
Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear
BOSTON (AP) -- For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics - health care, jobs, education and a safe home....
All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it....
England's junior doctors go on strike as contract talks fail
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of junior doctors throughout England have gone on strike after the failure of contract negotiations....
Babies' eye damage and Zika? Brazil study suggests a link
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests....
Report: Harmful gas levels in Lumber Liquidators flooring
NEW YORK (AP) -- A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found....
India launches campaign for deworming millions of children
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development....
China reports first case of imported Zika virus
BEIJING (AP) -- China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday....
Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs....
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf says the state is facing a "fiscal time bomb" that if explodes would create a fliscal catastrophe the likes of which the state has never seen. He used his budget message to call on the legislature not to give up their political beliefs but to muster the courage to pass a budget and do what they were elected to do.
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